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    Everything about Student Accommodation Durham

    Home to a number of well-known landmarks, including the 13th-century Crook Hall and the Norman Durham Castle, Durham is a historic county town. This Cathedral city offers everything from history and heritage to remarkable scenic views from its picture-perfect cathedral, nestled on the top of the peninsula. It also houses the world-class Durham University which is claimed to be Britain's third oldest university after the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
    Students looking for accommodation in the city should visit student accommodation websites like University Living which is an AI and Tech-enabled student housing platform. There are several properties listed on this platform which you can filter as per your budget and other preferences.
    Explore Durham
    Durham has all the facilities of a world-class city while being just a quick drive away from its beautiful Heritage Coast. From live cricket to side-splitting stand-up comedy, live theatre or a day at the races, there are several things that will keep you entertained during your stay in Durham. There are an array of pubs, bars, and contemporary cafes where you can enjoy homemade treats. Spend some afternoon time at Old Durham Gardens which is less than a mile from the heart of the city. Durham is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, with student-friendly bars, cocktail bars, gastro pubs, and excellent restaurants for a fabulous night out. Visit the Brew Bar situated in the city centre offering the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the city views.
    What makes Durham unique?
    Durham is a magical city which offers a communal atmosphere that will make you feel at home, yet connected to the fast-paced life which the surrounding areas have to offer. You don’t have to worry about your employability as Durham is ranked 39th for employer reputation. Durham University has a strong alumni network with their graduates being the ninth-most sought-after graduates in the UK. The city is also on the doorstep of wild and beautiful countryside and coastline. The area includes the Durham Dales and the North Pennines - a place of exceptional natural beauty. Durham is a stargazing hotspot as there is minimum light pollution and miles of open moorland.
    Student life in Durham
    The students coming to study in this city can opt to stay either in halls of residence or private student home know as purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs). These off-campus alternatives offer a wide selection of room types such as studio, student flats, apartments, en-suite and shared rooms. They are located in excellent locations so that you can enjoy both your academic and social life. The city centre is usually at a walking distance from these properties where you can find some of the popular hang out spots. The residents can enjoy modern facilities like card-operated laundries, games room, onsite gyms, private study spaces, bike storage, cinema room, living room, garden, fully-equipped communal kitchen, and plenty more!
    University in Durham
    The city is famous for its Durham University, a collegiate public research university founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832. The university is a member of the Russell Group of British research universities and is also affiliated with the regional N8 Research Partnership. It owns 563 acres of estate which includes part of a UNESCO world heritage site, one historic monument, and five grade-one listed buildings. The University has over 20,000 students enrolled, of whom 2,000 are international students from over 150 countries.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living have been personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has fool proof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by onsite maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you are unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services for an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all of the accommodations have fast internet connectivity for the residents to use.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception at the accommodation to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period